Look out, bungee jumpers of the world. Mexico opened a new bridge that Guinness officials have named one of the world's highest.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon officially opened the Baluarte Bridge in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains Thursday, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported. With a 1,321-foot drop from its deck to the bottom of the Baluarte River beneath, the span was named by Guinness World Records as the world's highest cable-stayed bridge.
A study for the U.S. Air Force reportedly found that nearly a third of the pilots behind the military's unmanned drones feel burned out from the increased demand for the high-tech weapon.
Drones have become important tools in the Obama administration's fight against al Qaeda. For example, they were used to carry out the strike that killed U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and one of the terror network's top bombmakers.
A Peruvian community gathered earlier this week for an annual festival that at first glance appears to combine the feats-of-strength and airing-of-grievances aspects of the made-up holiday from the sitcom "Seinfeld" but actually comes from the Incans, the Reuters news agency reported.
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The firm, MVRDV, apologized on its website Monday after being criticized for the resemblance between the exploding Twin Towers and the "pixelated cloud" designed to bridge two skyscrapers planned to rise above Seoul, South Korea.
"There is nothing finalized about the design," Seo Hee Seok, a spokesman for the project's developer, told Bloomberg News Tuesday.
Romantics hoping to see onetime lovers Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito reunite atop Seattle's Space Needle should really hope for something else.
The co-defendant released by an Italian court more than a month ago in the killing of British student Meredith Kercher confirmed during an hourlong interview on Italian television that "it's all over" between him and Knox, British tabloid the Daily Mail reported Monday. The report comes after Knox, 24, was reportedly dating a classical guitarist.
Will the modern global economy's version of Robin Hood help the fight against worldwide poverty? Bill Gates hopes so, and he'll reportedly try to sell the heads of the 20 leading economies on the idea Thursday despite opposition from the United States and Great Britain.
Microsoft's chairman and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told the Guardian newspaper of London that he'll promote levying a small financial transaction tax on each stock and bond trade, also called an FTT or a Robin Hood tax, in his address to the Group of 20 summit in France.
The Australian city of Brisbane isn't supposed to see a full moon for another two weeks, but a 22-year-old construction worker reportedly decided to change that in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's visit Monday.
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"In theory, this should move the Libyans beyond the state of fighting where they had to take Sirte, they had to take Bali Walid, they had to find, kill or capture Qaddafi," CBS News national security consultant Juan Zarate told CBS Radio News. "Now they have to move toward governing, what comes next in the post-Qaddafi world, and so this is an important turning point because it consolidates their ability now to try to govern."
A British television network plans to broadcast the story of a man who referred to himself as "Tuten-Alan" after volunteering his body to be buried in the ways of Tutankhamun.
Just in time for Halloween, Britain's Channel 4 has been promoting the Monday premiere of its documentary about a modern-day mummy. "Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret" will show scientists using the mummification techniques of the ancient Egyptians for the first time in 3,000 years, the Agence France Presse news agency reported Tuesday.
Former cab driver Alan Billis had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer when he decided to donate his body for the project, the AFP reported.
The withdrawal of Muammar Qaddafi's troops from various weapons caches around Libya has reportedly left vulnerable the regime's supply of surface-to-air missiles, not just to the increasingly powerful rebels but also to looters looking to sell the weapons on the black market.
CNN recently explored an abandoned storage facility with Human Rights Watch in the capital city of Tripoli, finding emptied crates for shoulder-launched missiles. Peter Bouckaert, the organization's emergencies director, told the cable news network that the missiles can be worth thousands of dollars.
Like many of his fellow rebels in Libya, Ahmed El Maghrabi Saidi Barga brandishes a shotgun, sleeps under the night sky when a home won't take him in and wants to fight in Sirte, one of the remaining strongholds for dictator-in-hiding Muammar Qaddafi.
Unlike most of his compatriots, Barga expects to graduate from the University of California at Los Angeles next spring. His real name is Chris Jeon, a mathematics major, and he's closing out his summer vacation helping the rebellion, Emirati newspaper The National reported Thursday.
"It is the end of my summer vacation, so I thought it would be cool to join the rebels," Jeon told the newspaper.
Before Osama bin Laden died at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs in May, his terror wish list reportedly included attacking the United States on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and shooting down President Obama's helicopter or plane while the president was in the air.
A U.S. official confirmed to CBS News correspondent Bob Orr Friday that intelligence gathered during the May 2 raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan revealed that the al Qaeda head discussed with his operations planners a wide array of potential attacks against the U.S. and senior American officials.Continue »
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In Libya's rebellion, wresting the capital city of Tripoli from troops loyal to dictator Muammar Qaddafi might be the easy part.
The New York Times reported in a page-one article Wednesday that winning the capital city presents a key test of whether the rebels can overcome regional divisions as they try to create a post-Qaddafi Libya after his nearly 42-year reign.